Thursday, November 17, 2011
Micah was born in the country of Honduras which automaticly makes him a Honduran resident. However, he was born to two North Americans which you think would automaticly...no questions asked make him a U.S. citizen as well. It really amazed me at the amount of documentation and evidence we had to show to prove he had the rights of a U.S. citizen just like his sister and brothers. We had to show ultrasound pictures of the pregnancy, doctor bills, proof that we had been in the states ourselves for so many years, pictures of Mark and I together while I was pregnant, pictures of his birth. It was kind of crazy. It made me think about how when we get saved......God does not care where we came from...he does not care where we were born.....he freely accepts us as we are only with one condition.....that we ask him for his grace and mercy and to forgive us of all our past. When we put our faith and trust in him...we have become official in the family of God. We do not need to show proof of who we are...however we need to show proof of a life that was changed. If after trusting Christ our life has not changed....not only through our eyes but to those who see us.....sometimes we are just back-sliden and really meant business with God and the devil trys to convince us that we did notmean business. Dates are a very important thing when you make a decision in your life, make it official by writing down the date. When you do this...you can also go back and say ...yes, I remember I accepted Christ as my Savior on --------(whatever date) and I was at --------You can have that peace to fight off the devil.......Well, November 16th, we received Micah's birth abroad certificate and his U.S. passport.....he is now official. We can leave country.....for the 1st time with him.
Monday, November 7, 2011
With that said, it made me sit back and reflect on my life as a christian and my walk with the Lord. Sometimes, things don't always go the way that I want them too. There are days when I wish that I could just rush through to finish something or maybe even skip a step so that I can move forward. Well, just like the cabinets above that needed to dry, then cut, then dried somemore and put together and so on....this is the same as our christian walk. Sometimes, we are in such a hurry that we rob ourselves and the Lord of a blessing. Many times, we do a project or service for the Lord but we rush through it.....just think about how beautiful that " YOU FILL IN THE BLANK" could ave been had you taken the time you needed too.